Bevo NSDAP Armband – Stamped

Condition: Excellent

Pattern: Bevo

SKU: JW5970 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This is a great example of a rare Bevo NSDAP Armband. This desirable pattern  of NSDAP armband was machine woven in a single piece. The front of the armband features a central woven white roundel with black swastika emblem, on a red cotton backing that makes up the body of the armband. The long edges are neatly finished as part of the machine weaving process. The short edges are neatly factory machine stitched together, with a typical “French seam.” This is an armband that was issued, and the circular black ink stamp of the issuing authority can still be seen on the front, though it is illegible. Inside, this Bevo NSDAP Armband shows textbook details of the machine woven construction. The band shows light wear, with a few very small areas of minor soiling, but no tears or holes. It remains complete and sound, with a great look. The condition rates as excellent.


Historical Description: Nearly every military, civil, political, and paramilitary organization in existence during the Third Reich used armbands. Armbands were worn on military and civilian uniforms and also on civilian clothes, from suit jackets to work clothing. They were used to denote membership in organizations, to indicate a specific role or function of the bearer, and as insignia of rank. Many organizations would change the design of their armbands over time, which added to the variety produced. These were manufactured in countless variations, ranging from simple printed bands to elaborately hand-embroidered pieces of the highest quality. Some Nazi armbands were worn by all members of large organizations and were made by the millions. Others were intended for use at a specific time and place and were unique. Many types were made in very limited numbers. Some bore metal insignia or special identifiers that indicated the wearer’s rank, unit affiliation, or nationality. Armbands were sometimes but not always marked with ink stamps by the issuing authorities.


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